Ignite Teaching School Alliance teamed up with Essar at Stanlow, The National Waterways Museum, University of Liverpool and All About STEM to deliver a fourth Ignite /Essar STEAM festival packed with fun and excitement for 2,000 pupils from primary schools across Ellesmere Port, Chester and Halton.
Taking place at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, the event ran from Monday 1st October through to Friday 5th October and was supported by a wide range of organisations from industry and education.
The festival saw 2,000 eight to eleven year olds having the opportunity to get hands on with activities that inspire minds in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. Over a dozen organisations took part in the event, providing a rich mix of subjects being delivered through practical and fun workshops.
Andy Moor, Director of Ignite Teaching School Alliance said ‘I am delighted we have been able to once again offer our pupils the very best opportunities to experience STEAM workshops with a chance to meet role models from industry and higher education. We could not have offered this without the collaborative work of the organisations taking part. We are working and learning together within our local community’
Essar have been leading support for the festival, helping to establish the event over the past six years. Head of Communications Ian Cotton said ‘We are proud to have supported this year’s festival. The event is a great way of engaging children with the STEAM subjects, and to demonstrate how these topics are important in our everyday lives.’ Essar had a team of volunteers from Stanlow delivering interactive workshops to children at the event, providing real hands on opportunities to understand how STEAM principles work in reality.
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Essar Oil (UK) Limited is a subsidiary of Essar Energy Limited, which owns and operates the Stanlow Refinery located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool. Stanlow produces 16% of UK road transport fuels, including 3 billion litres of petrol and 4.4 billion litres of diesel, as well as 2.1 billion litres of jet fuel per year. www.essaroil.co.uk